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Current Population Survey, March/April 1979 Match File (ICPSR 8345)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and older. Additional data are available concerning weeks worked and hours per week worked, reason not working full-time, total income and income components, and residence on March 1, 1975. This match file is comprised of records for six rotation groups common to the March and April 1979 Current Population Surveys. Data on alimony and child support are provided for females 18 years old and older. These data highlight alimony and child support arrangements made at the time of separation or divorce, amount of payments actually received, and value and type of any property settlement. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, marital status, household relationship, educational attainment, and Hispanic origin, is available for each person in the household enumerated.
Series: Current Population Survey Series
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U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, MARCH/APRIL 1979 MATCH FILE. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1981. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08345.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08345.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: alimony, census data, child support, demographic characteristics, divorce, employment, households, income, labor force, occupations, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in March and April 1979.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) This hierarchical file contains 192,365 records. There are three record types. Houshold records contain 39 variables, family records contain 78 variables, and person records contain approximately 215 variables. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.
Sample: A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units.
Original ICPSR Release: 1985-05-24
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